I inspired my mother to write/create an entire series of chapter books for elementary aged children called the TOMGIRLZ. The main character, MACKEY, is based on me. Now that I am older (10), I see the impact the books have on children. They are excited when they meet me and love the books. I am proud of my mother for writing the books, but after visiting a school in Coral Springs, FL where I performed an acrobatic dance scene from one of the books, I realized that I can have an even greater influence on sharing the love of reading with lower income children where they don't get so many character and author visits and that I really could make a difference in improving literacy in those communities. I plan to visit children through organizations, libraries, schools, and children's hospitals to improve literacy in a fun and entertaining way. I designed a costume to wear as MACKEY and I will read to the children, perform my acrobatic routine for them (bringing the book TOMGIRLZ TALENT TROUBLES to life), and sign autographs. I will do fund raising and apply for grants to donate books to their organizations and if I raise enough money I would love to put a book in each child's hand to take home. I would also teach them to become leaders by encouraging them to share the book with someone else when they finished to pass the reading on.